Year Founded
1935
EIN
51-0191811
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Mr. Philip Murph, President, CEO
Ms. Agatha Bisbikis, Development Director
Primary Contact Name
Agatha Bisbikis
Main Address

Lions Services, Inc.
4600 North Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28213
United States

What We Do

Lions Services has provided job training and career employment opportunities to people who are blind and visually impaired through the Workforce Development Program. 

Mission: Empowering people who are blind to achieve personal and economic independence by providing them vocational rehabilitation and employment opportunities.

Lions Services Inc, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by the Mecklenburg County Lions Clubs in 1935. Lions Services has been offering job training and job opportunities through their Workforce Development Program to the blind and visually impaired community of Charlotte and surrounding counties for 89 years.  There are 17, 000 people living in Charlotte who are blind/visually impaired  and many are unemployed. In fact, 70% of working age adults across the US who are blind/visually impaired are not employed. Lions Services, the largest employer of people who are blind or visually impaired in Charlotte. 

To address these challenges, Lions Services developed a plan to create jobs at its Charlotte location. Empowering people who want to work and eliminating barriers to employment. 

Lions Services today employs 270 employees, 120 who are blind or visually impaired through our workforce development program and job training. Through our job workforce development programs we help enhance the lives of the blind to become more independent, have a purpose, and support their families. The creation of Jobs reduces isolation and provides socialization that helps the emotional well being and reduces depression for many people who are blind and vision impaired in the Charlotte community.  

To schedule a tour to see all the good work we do and meet our employees, please contact Agatha Bisbikis by phone 704-921-1527 or by email:  Agathab@lionsservices.org

Join our email list to learn more about our programs, exciting news, and upcoming events please click on the link below:   http://eepurl.com/ia9c4j

Watch the following video on our website to hear from employees whose lives have been transformed through our Workforce Development Program.  https://lionsservices.org/education

 

Interesting Info
  • Providing employment to people that are blind and vision impaired, including veterans in Mecklenburg County and surrounding counties.
  • Workforce Development and job training -Lions Services supports the military by producing textile apparel for the troops!
  • Supporting families- parents with low vision and children with low vision.
Volunteer Opportunities

Fundraising for Low Vision devices
Repeats weekly on Monday, 2pm - 3pm
Flexible Timing

Charity Walk volunteers to promote the event
Repeats weekly on Wednesday, 9am - 10am until Tuesday, October 1st, 2024
Duration of 1 hour

Board Members
Repeats monthly on the 10th, 12pm - 1pm
Flexible Timing

Events

Walk for Blind Independence
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Duration of 3 hours 30 minutes
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Image of 4 Veterans standing in front of the USA Flag and NC Flag.
Job training to operate automated bartack sewing machines
Job training in production assembly
Workforce Development jobs for individuals with vision loss.
Workforce Development jobs for individuals with vision loss. Meet Cassidy.
New Mural highlighting the low vision community.